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National Summary

Today

Spells of sunshine for many places this afternoon but in southern counties light patchy rain and drizzle will linger. Afternoon temperatures will be between 10 and 12 degrees and southerly winds will be moderate to fresh.

Tonight

A mild and windy night tonight with a little further patchy rain, drizzle and fog, mainly in the south and then towards morning along the west coast. Lowest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees in fresh to strong southerly winds.

Tomorrow

A windy day tomorrow, Wednesday, with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. Outbreaks of rain will be mostly along the west coast and, although patchy in nature, may be heavy at times, elsewhere will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. Strong southerly winds will back south to southeast and gust to gale force in exposed areas.

Outlook

Wednesday night: Windy and mild in many places on Wednesday night with strong and gusty southerly winds and gales in exposed areas and in coastal fringes but possibly cooler in eastern areas. Thursday: A windy day. Cool and mainly dry over Leinster and Ulster with some sunny spells and temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees. 8 to 10 degrees and mostly cloudy across Connacht and Munster. Scattered outbreaks of rain will be heavy at times in parts of the west and southwest with poor visibility locally. Strong to gale force south to southeast winds moderating later.Friday: The winds continuing to ease on Friday and there will be scattered outbreaks of rain and temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.The weekend looks like being quite cold with sharp night frosts. Still blustery on Saturday with some showers scattered across the country but dry and quite sunny for Sunday with light winds.The weekend looks like being quite cold with sharp night frosts. Still blustery on Saturday with some showers scattered across the country but dry and quite sunny for Sunday with light winds.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 16 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1016, Steady

Dublin Airport

South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1021, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1023, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South, 19 Knots, ?, ?, 1022, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 20 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1021, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South, 11 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1019, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South, 12 Knots, Rain shower, 0.9 Miles, 1017, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

South, 23 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1016, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1022, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 4 m, 1014, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1200 Wednesday 25 January 2017 Issued at 1200 Tuesday 24 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: A strengthening southerly airflow over Ireland will persist through Wednesday and Thursday and weather fronts will become slow-moving near the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6 gradually increasing today to force 6 or 7 and to gale force 8 overnight.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and fog generally, but fairer conditions in the north of the area today.

Visibility: Locally moderate or poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: South to southwest force 5 or 6, increasing to force 6 or 7 by Wednesday morning.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and fog in the south of the area today but generally fair weather tomorrow.

Visibility: Good locally moderate/poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Thursday 26 January 2017: Strong to gale force south to southeast winds possibly increasing to strong gale force 9. Patches of rain, drizzle and fog. Heavy rain in the southwest and west.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Southerly winds will reach mean speeds in excess of 46 km/h during Wednesday. Strongest winds will be at coasts and will peak in the evening.\n\nSoutheast winds will reach mean speeds in excess of 56 km/h during Thursday. Strongest winds will be at coasts.

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will increase to gale force 8 tonight on coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher today, tonight and tomorrow on Irish coasts from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head.

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